Associate Professor



Ramesh Gardas born and brought up in Surat, Gujarat. He completed B. Sc. (Chemistry) from P. T. Sarvajanik College of Science, Surat (Gujarat) in 1998 and M. Sc (Physical Chemistry) from Department of Chemistry, South Gujarat University, Surat in 2000. He has been awarded the Ph. D in Chemistry in 2004 by the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India, for his work on thermodynamic studies of non – electrolyte binary and ternary liquid mixtures under the supervision of Professor S. L. Oswal. He joined the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in August 2010, as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry and promoted to Associate Professor in July 2015. He has more than 19 – years of research and 9 – years teaching experience. He is a co-author of 4 patents, 2 book chapters and 145 research papers in the journals of international repute and received more than 5100 citations with h-index of 34.


  • 2000 – 2004, Ph. D (Chemistry) from the Department of Chemistry, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU), Surat, INDIA.
  • 1998 – 2000, M. Sc (Physical Chemistry) from the Department of Chemistry, South Gujarat University, Surat, INDIA.
  • 1995 – 1998, B. Sc (Chemistry) from P. T. Sarvajanik College of Science, South Gujarat University, Surat, INDIA.

Research Interests

  • Ionic Liquids
  • Chemical Thermodynamics; Fluid Phase Equilibria
  • Group Contribution methods; Structure-Property correlations

Representative Publications

  Zwitterions as novel phase forming components of aqueous biphasic systems. Basaiahgari, A.; Yadav, S.K.; Gardas, R.L. Pure Appl. Chem. (The Scientific Journal of IUPAC), Accepted, Available online 23 November 2018 (DOI: 10.1515/pac-2018-0921). ​

  Temperature dependent apparent molar properties of trihexylammonium carboxylate based protic ionic liquids in toluene and dodecane. Keshapolla, D.; Ijardar, S.P.; Gardas, R.L. J. Mol. Liq. 2018, 272, 1058-1069.   

Effect of Ethylene, Diethylene, and Triethylene Glycols and Glycerol on the Physicochemical Properties and Phase Behavior of Benzyltrimethyl and Benzyltributylammonium Chloride Based Deep Eutectic Solvents at 283.15–343.15 K. Basaiahgari, A.; Panda, S.; Gardas, R.L. J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63, 2613–2627. (Emerging Investigators special issue). 

A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Correlate the Structure and Properties of N-methylpyrrolidone-based Protic Ionic Liquids. Panda, S.; Kundu, K.; Umapathy, S.; Gardas, R.L. ChemPhysChem, 2017, 18, 3416–3428. 

  Influence of Cation Size on the Ionicity, Fluidity and Physiochemical Properties of 1,2,4-Triazolium Based Ionic Liquids. Singh, D; Gardas, R.L. J. Phys. Chem. B2016, 120, 4834-4842. 


Associate Professor
  • CYB 208, Department of Chemistry
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Chennai - 600036

Honors and Rewards

  • Emerging Investigator – 2018 : Recognized as one among the 25 ‘Emerging Investigators’ by the American Chemical Society Journal – Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data.
  • Publons Peer Review Award 2018 and placed at Global Rank #55 among the Top 1% of Reviewers in Chemistry on Publons Global Reviewer Database.
  • Prof. H.C. Gaur Memorial Lecture Award – 2017 in Chemistry from University of Delhi.
  • Dr. Arvind Kumar Memorial Award ‐ 2016 from Indian Council of Chemists (ICC).
  • Young Scientist Award (Saraswathy Srinivasan Prize) – 2016 from The Academy of Sciences, Chennai.
  • Institute Research and Development Award (IRDA) – 2015 (Junior Level) from IIT Madras.

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